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Posts published by “Fred Gardner”

Weed’s Black Neighborhood

If you’ve only driven past Weed on Hwy 5, or stopped to take a photo of Mt. Shasta and have a cup of coffee at…

The Cult Leaders’ Nemesis

You can probably name at least a half dozen cult leaders and famous gurus, but how many of the investigators who defrocked them ever get…

A Canceled Backcourt

The first knock on Kyrie Irving’s sanity came a few years ago when he told an interviewer that he, personally, had no reason to be…

Scripture & Strategy

Reputable cannabis clinicians and righteous activists want the Medical Board of California to close down the “recommendation mills” that provide 18, 19, and 20-year-olds with…

An Open Letter to Dale Gieringer

(For many years I thought that people who took politics seriously could understand the difference between principled criticism and personal animosity. How wrong I was.…

‘The YMCA Problem’

(From O’Shaughnessy’s News Service) — In mid-August Dale Gieringer, the longtime director of California NORML, invited some 15 pro-cannabis colleagues to a zoom meeting to…

Elsewhere In The News

ABC ran a special Sept. 22 honoring Norman Lear age 100. He has all his marbles and is full of life. His friend, Rita Moreno,…

Our Times: Fascism Isn’t Looming

Either Mussolini or my high school civics teacher defined fascism as “government, business and labor working together in the interests of business.” By this definition…

Ruth Gottstein

Ruth Gottstein died in late August at the age of 100. She was the founder of Volcano Press, a small publisher in the Sierra foothills…

Whitey’s On The Moon

by Fred Gardner A few months ago Governor Newsom visited Alameda Point – our decommissioned Naval Air Station, renamed by developers – to hold a…

Laguna Honda’s Predictable Crisis

September 13 was the day on which all the patients at Laguna Honda were supposed to have been evacuated and the hospital’s federal funding cut…

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